Special Education Advocacy Summit (SEAS) – Registration Now Open!

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The St. Mary’s University School of Law is presenting the Special Education Advocacy Summit (SEAS), a two and one-half day training program hosted by the Center for Legal and Social Continue Reading →

Did the School District Restrain and/or Isolate Young Children with Disabilities?

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In October 2020, the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division opened an investigation into seclusion and restraint against children with disabilities in Frederick County Public Schools (MD). On December 1, Continue Reading →

Long COVID under Section 504 and IDEA: A Resource Guide for Children, Students, Educators, Schools, Service Providers, and Families

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Many children and young adults who planned to return to school in the fall struggle to recover from “long COVID.” The terms “long COVID” and “long haul COVID” refer to Continue Reading →

Justice Department Settles with Florida District in Class Removals Discrimination Case

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On August 3, 2021, the Department of Justice reached a settlement under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with Volusia County Schools (Florida) to address allegations that the district punished Continue Reading →

3rd Edition – Wrightslaw: Special Education Law. Stay Tuned!

We are working on the Third Edition of our Wrightslaw: Special Education Law book. This edition will have a greater emphasis on both Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Continue Reading →

Are Rights a Reality?

In November, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released the 2019 Statutory Report. Evaluating Federal Civil Rights Enforcement https://www.usccr.gov/pubs/2019/11-21-Are-Rights-a-Reality.pdf Chapter 3: U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights See Continue Reading →